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Washington Regional Earns Best in Region by U.S. News & World Report

Washington Regional Medical Center has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the state, ahead of all other hospitals in the Ozarks region, in the U.S. News & World Report annual “Best Hospitals” list.

For its 2019-20 ratings, U.S. News & World Report evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 adult specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores were based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival, readmission rates, volume, patient safety and quality of nursing. Only about 13% of the nation’s hospitals made the list.

Washington Regional earned the highest score among hospitals in the publication’s "Ozarks" region and ranked highest in the state among hospitals outside Little Rock. The list also recognized Washington Regional as a "High Performing" hospital for:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Heart failure
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement


"It is gratifying to see this recognition for the diligent efforts of our medical, nursing and support teams," said David Ratcliff, M.D., chief medical officer at Washington Regional. "We are committed to making continuous quality improvement so all members of our community can receive exceptional health care services."

To learn more about the U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings, go to: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.